how to remove fluoride from water at homeWe all put off certain tasks like taking the trash out, scheduling dentist appointments, or taking Christmas lights down after the holidays. However, your annual plumbing maintenance is one task you should not neglect!

But don’t worry — we make your annual plumbing maintenance a breeze!

You can avoid most plumbing problems, protect your home, and maintain your warranties with a professional plumbing tune-up this fall. We recommend having one of our plumbing experts come out once a year for professional maintenance. We also encourage all of our customers to call us as soon as you experience any plumbing problems. Pesky leaks and other unexpected plumbing problems can cost you a pretty penny if left undetected. 

8 Reasons Why You Should Schedule Professional Plumbing Maintenance

Professional plumbing maintenance is an in-depth, comprehensive inspection of your entire waste, drain, and vent system to ensure optimal performance, efficiency, and savings. If it’s been more than a year since your last plumbing inspection, contact us today for our $67 Water Heater Flush and Whole Home Plumbing Inspection!

There are many great reasons why you should schedule annual plumbing maintenance:

  1. Save Money

8 Reasons to Schedule Annual Plumbing Maintenance_Bell BrothersAnnual preventative maintenance will save you money on utilities, plumbing repairs and replacements. Our experienced plumbers can detect the early signs of a plumbing problem before it turns into a budget-breaking bill. Regular plumbing maintenance helps extend the lifespan of your pipes, pipe fittings, and water-using appliances.

Repairs and other emergency plumbing services can be fairly expensive. Since plumbing problems can cause major structural and drainage issues, regular maintenance can prevent the need for major renovations that disrupt your home and property.

Preventative plumbing maintenance is always less expensive than repair or replacement. That’s money well spent!

  1. Detect Leaks

Even the smallest leaks in your plumbing system can be dangerous and costly, making your home susceptible to pests, rot, foundation cracks, mold, mildew, and other problems. Leaks are one of the most common plumbing issues for homeowners.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.” That’s over 32,000 gallons of wasted water every year!

8 Reasons to Schedule Annual Plumbing Maintenance_Bell BrothersWater leaks raise your water bill, but they can also cause health problems, property damage, and even fires. When left ignored, a leaking pipe creates the conditions necessary for mold and mildew to grow. Water leaking from your pipes can also come into contact with electrical wires and other electrical equipment. Water and electricity don’t mix! The two together can lead to extreme shocks or create the conditions for a short circuit that could lead to an electrical fire.

During our plumbing inspection, we often find small leaks that the homeowner didn’t know about. If you don’t catch these leaks in time, they can lead to expensive repairs and replacements.

Here’s a real life example for you: One of our owners, Jerry Bell, had an experience with a leak in his own home. A small, undetected leak under the sink grew out of control. Eventually, the leak caused the pipe to burst, which caused mold and a lot of structural damage. This resulted in having to rip out flooring and some walls. He did not know about the leak until it had already damaged the structure. Catching the leak early on would have prevented this!

Finding and fixing leaks is an important aspect of professional plumbing maintenance. We use non-invasive leak detection and location technology so we can find leaks without having to make holes or dig up yards. Regular professional leak inspections help identify leaks before they lead to water damage. 

  1. Prevent Mold and Mildew

When a water leak is overlooked or neglected, the surrounding area is made susceptible to mold and mildew. Not only is mold and mildew harmful to the structure of your home and a financial burden, it can also cause health risks to your family, especially those with allergies.

Pay close attention to any damp or musty smells that could indicate mold. Also, periodically inspect your walls and ceilings for dark blotches and water stains, especially behind infrequently moved appliances and furniture.

  1. Maintain Proper Water Pressure

When water pressure gets too high, pipes can shake, leaks can form, and plumbing systems and appliances become compromised. Over time, this can cause leaks, structural damage, and costly repairs.

Low water pressure, on the other hand, might indicate a leak, clog, corrosion, mineral deposits, or a serious problem with the main sewer line. Left unaddressed, water pressure problems can lead to bigger issues.

Our professional plumbers will test your water pressure and make sure it’s at the proper level.

  1. Address Partial Clogs

Nearly everyone has partial obstructions in their plumbing system. These partial clogs may not stop the flow of water, but they certainly slow it down.

A clog in your sewer mainline is especially serious. When sewer lines go overlooked, clogs and leaks can form, which can cause an expensive mess. Raw sewage could even back up into your house!

Just think about if you didn’t clean your home for a year! Now, think about how dirty your pipes and drains must be after a year of constant use.

  1. Maintain Warranties and Guarantees

8 Reasons to Schedule Annual Plumbing Maintenance_Bell BrothersMany manufacturer warranties and home warranty companies stipulate regular professional maintenance for any claims made. They do not consider repairs and breakdowns as “normal wear and tear” if the system or appliance fails because of lack of maintenance.

You could also end up voiding your warranty if you attempt DIY maintenance or repairs. Everything must be up-to-code and playing around with any system components could end up causing damage and voiding your warranty. When it comes to large and expensive investments, such as plumbing systems and appliances, always call a professional Bell Brothers technician for maintenance, repairs, and replacements.

Keep your home protected and your warranties valid with regular professional maintenance.

  1. Avoid Emergency Calls and Inconveniences

Dealing with burst pipes and overflowing sewage is something we hope you never have to deal with. Regular maintenance will help you avoid these plumbing emergencies and the inconveniences that come with them.

We will check all the plumbing fixtures throughout the home, including toilets, faucets, and showerheads to help prevent drips, clogs, leaks, and system malfunctions.

  1. Get Professional Advice 

Having a licensed and highly trained plumber inspect your plumbing system every year is a great way to learn more about your plumbing system and how to keep it in great condition. Your trained and experienced plumber will walk you through our plumbing inspection checklist and answer any questions you may have, no matter how silly they may seem.

We will teach you things such as how to locate and operate individual and main water shut-off valves. In the case of an emergency, such as a burst pipe, everyone in the household should know how to quickly turn off the water supply. We will also tell you about any incentives and rebates for efficiency upgrades and other home improvements, such as water-saving appliances.

FREE Plumbing Inspection for Club Members

What’s Included in Our Plumbing Inspection? 

As a Bell Brothers Club Member, you receive one free plumbing maintenance inspection every year to ensure top performance and extend the life of your plumbing system and water heater.

Your professional plumbing inspection includes:

  • All indoor fixtures in kitchen, bath, and laundry rooms
  • Emergency shut-off valves within the home
  • P-traps and drains
  • Toilet flushing systems
  • All exterior fixtures and valves
  • Water heater supply lines, relief valves, gas, and electric connections
  • Standard water heater flush
  • And much more!

Disclaimer: Water heater flush fees may be applied based on age and condition of water heater or flush valves. Additional repairs charged separately. Call for details.

When to Call a Professional Plumber

8 Reasons to Schedule Annual Plumbing Maintenance_Bell BrothersWhile regular plumbing maintenance has many benefits, it’s not a guarantee that nothing wrong will happen with your plumbing system. It’s important to be vigilant when it comes to common signs of a plumbing problem.

Contact a professional plumber right away if you notice:

  • High or low water pressure
  • Spikes in the water bill
  • Obvious mold or water damage
  • Unusual sounds and smells
  • Musty, damp, or stale odors
  • Water heater leaks
  • Signs of rust or corrosion
  • Any water or gas leaks

If you notice any signs of a failing plumbing system, or any other symptoms that makes you suspicious, contact our professionals at Bell Brothers. The sooner you call us when you suspect a problem, the better!

Remember, the best way to protect your home from plumbing-related problems is to get everything professionally inspected on a regular basis. We provide comprehensive plumbing maintenance, repair, and replacement services, including water treatment systems.

Contact Bell Brothers today to make sure your home’s plumbing system is as reliable and efficient as possible!

Don’t Miss Important Fall Home Maintenance

Northern California gets a lot of rain during the winter months, especially in January and February. We definitely need the water, but it’s important to make sure your plumbing system is ready.

Since heavy rain can cause things like basement flooding, ruptured pipes, and sewage backups, we recommend scheduling plumbing maintenance in the fall, before the change in weather patterns. In addition to clearing your drains, our certified plumbers can also recommend different ways to prevent future flooding, such as a backwater check valve.

Heavy rain also raises the risk of underground plumbing leaks. The increased rainfall puts added pressure on your underground pipes. The extra weight from the rain combined with shifts in the landscape can cause one of your pipes to crack or collapse. Annual plumbing inspections will look for weak spots in your plumbing system before they result in an emergency.

And don’t forget about your fall furnace maintenance! Contact us today for our limited-time $67 Furnace Tune-Up.

Learn the top three plumbing maintenance tasks for fall!

$67 Water Heater Flush

+ FREE Whole Home Plumbing Inspection

Why You Should Schedule Annual Plumbing Maintenance - Bell BrothersWhen was the last time you had your water heater flushed? In addition to draining your water heater of built-up sediment, we will also thoroughly inspect your water heater, including relief valves, water, gas, and electric connections.

Don’t miss out on this limited time offer! Call us today to take advantage of our $67 Water Heater Flush and Whole Home Plumbing Inspection.

Regular maintenance for the pipes in your home is crucial for preventing plumbing problems, such as burst pipes, high water bills, and clogged drains. Learn more about the importance of preparing your plumbing for winter in Northern California.

Use the change in seasons as a sign to schedule annual plumbing maintenance with your favorite Sacramento-area plumbers at Bell Brothers.

Become a Club Member and receive two annual HVAC tune-ups, and an annual plumbing maintenance! As long as you remain a club member, you’ll never have to worry about scheduling professional HVAC or plumbing maintenance.

Contact Bell Brothers today for your fall plumbing and heating tune-up specials!